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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt listens to questions as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are asking the Justice Department to investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for any potential criminal conduct. They allege he repeatedly violated federal anti-corruption laws by seeking to leverage his government position for personal gain.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NY Times issues major correction in hit piece targeting EPA Pruitt's daughter

- The Washington Times

The long knives (and brass knuckles) are clearly out for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. We wrote weeks ago about the organized Left's attacks on President Trump's most effective and influential cabinet secretary. His efforts in rolling back job-killing regulations have been a prime force in driving the Trump economy and the media and Democrats can't stand it.

FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tariff terror

Not everyone has the chops to be a leader of nations. Appealing to the better angels of human nature is a lofty approach to leadership, but the unforgiving streets of New York City have taught President Trump another way to get results. After more than a year of watching the president in action, some people still don't appreciate what a little fear can accomplish. Mr. Trump doesn't want a trade war — he just wants his trade partners to have dread of one. Dread can change behavior.

Trump right on tariffs

It is amazing how poorly informed U.S. citizens are when it comes to our institutionalized, supply-side trade and economic policy. The primary function of this system is to supplant domestic productivity with foreign imports and services, not to secure export markets. Disparaging comments about proposed tariffs causing possible trade wars are misleading and inappropriate ("Trump tariffs hit $50 billion of Chinese goods," Web, June 15).

'Separation law' already on books

When I tuned in to last Friday's Washington press briefing, I thought White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had fallen into a shark tank during a feeding frenzy. Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem followed the usual bias of CNN's Jim Acosta and went ballistic over Ms. Sanders' response about following the law when it comes to the separation of children from the adults who accompanied them at the border (illegal intruders).

The most fascinating creatures ever to walk Earth

As a boy Steve Brusatte was taught "that dinosaurs were big, scaly, stupid brutes so ill-equipped for their environment that they just lumbered around, biding their time, waiting to go extinct. Evolutionary failures. Dead ends in the history of life." He didn't believe a word of it.

In a March 11, 2015 photo, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., right, speaks to attendees at a meeting of the federal  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Mount Pleasant, S.C., to take public comment on opening areas off the Atlantic  coast to drilling for oil and natural gas. The views of the five coastal congressmen in the Carolinas vary on the issue in states where the governors are advocates for offshore drilling but 18 coastal communities have gone on record against it.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Donald Trump 'loyalty pledge' the language of disgruntled losers

- The Washington Times

A great deal has been made in recent times about this so-called "loyalty pledge" members of the Republican Party must make to President Donald Trump, else face the wrath of the -- umm, the voters? The White House? Ghosts of right-wing pasts? Exactly. Who knows. But let's not confuse a loyalty pledge with voter will.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump stock soars: 'I beat Clinton dynasty. I beat the Bush dynasty'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, in a somewhat freewheeling interview on Friday with Fox News' Steve Doocy, told the watching and listening cable news audience that he's clearly beaten many of the political world's entrenched players at their own game. Moreover -- he's not hiding his pride in accomplishment. Nor should he.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Friday, June 1, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

Nikki Haley is killing it at the United Nations

- The Washington Times

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is just about killing it at the global body. In recent remarks to the General Assembly, Haley first condemned the anti-Israel faction of the bunch for using the global body for politics, not peace promotion. And then, dramatically enough, she brought to vote a U.S.-penned measure that explicitly faulted Hamas for violence at the Gaza border

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